North Carolina Shark Attacks

117 attacks recorded (12 fatal)
North Carolina shark attacks
Date Location Fatal?
Aug 23rd 2023 Oak Island, Brunswick County N
Jul 27th 2021 Wrightsville Beach N
Jun 27th 2021 Ocean Isle, Brunswick County N
Apr 17th 2021 Outer Banks N
Oct 21st 2020 Emerald Isle, Carteret County N
Jul 22nd 2020 Neuse River, Craven County N
Jun 20th 2020 Salvo, Dare County N
Jan 13th 2020 Rodanthe, Dare County N
Jul 30th 2019 Off Cape Hatteras, Dare County N
Jul 16th 2019 Sunset Beach, Brunswick County N
Jun 16th 2019 Bald Head Island, Brunswick County N
Jun 10th 2019 Ocean Isle, Brunswick County N
Jun 2nd 2019 Fort Macon State Beach, Carteret County N
Aug 18th 2018 Atlantic Beach, Carteret County N
Aug 5th 2018 Bald Head Island, Brunswick County N
Aug 5th 2018 Bald Head Island, Brunswick County N
Jun 25th 2016 Atlantic Beach, Emerald Isle, Carteret County N
Jun 11th 2016 Atlantic Beach, Emerald Isle, Carteret County N
Jul 4th 2015 Off Surf City, Pender County N
Jul 1st 2015 Ocracoke, Lifeguard Beach, National Park Service, Hyde County N
Jun 27th 2015 Rodanthe, Dare County N
Jun 25th 2015 Avon, Hatteras Island, Outer Banks, Dare County N
Jun 24th 2015 Surf City N
Jun 14th 2015 Oak Island, Brunswick County N
Jun 14th 2015 Oak Island, Brunswick County N
Jun 11th 2015 Ocean Isle, Brunswick County N
Aug 27th 2014 Figure Eight Island, New Hanover County N
Aug 24th 2014 Off Masonboro Island, New Hanover County N
Jul 27th 2014 Sunset Beach, Brunswick County N
Jul 12th 2014 Masonboro Island, New Hanover County N
Jul 11th 2013 Holden Beach. Brunswick County N
Jul 24th 2012 Ocean Isle, Brunswick County N
Jul 8th 2012 North Topsail Beach, Onslow County N
Jun 18th 2012 Ocean Isle, Brunswick County N
May 31st 2012 Avon, Hatteras Island, Outer Banks, Dare County N
Aug 24th 2011 Buxton Beach, Dare County N
Aug 24th 2011 Holden Beach. Brunswick County N
Aug 17th 2011 Kure Beach, New Hanover County N
Aug 17th 2011 Wrightsville Beach, New Hanover County N
Aug 11th 2011 Beaufort Inlet N
Jul 19th 2011 Ocracoke Island, Hyde County N
Jun 26th 2008 North Topsail Beach, Onslow County N
Aug 7th 2010 Figure Eight Island, Wilmington, New Hanover County N
Jul 17th 2010 Wrightsville Beach, New Hanover County N
Jun 25th 2010 Topsail Island, Pender County N
Sep 12th 2009 Corolla, Currituck County Y
Jul 22nd 2009 Holden Beach. Brunswick County N
Aug 24th 2008 Surf City, Topsail Island, Pender County N
Jul 24th 2008 Surf City, Topsail Island, Pender County N
Jul 24th 2008 Topsail Island, Pender County N
Jul 13th 2008 Carolina Beach, New Hanover County N
Jul 9th 2008 Emerald Isle, Carteret County N
May 26th 2008 Hammocks Beach State Park, Bear Island, Onslow County N
Aug 22nd 2007 North Carolina Aquarium at Fort Fisher N
Jul 18th 2007 North Topsail Beach, Onslow County N
Jul 17th 2007 Atlantic Beach, Carteret County N
Sep 16th 2006 Onslow Beach N
Sep 5th 2005 North Topsail Beach, Onslow County N
Aug 12th 2005 Carolina Beach off Texas Avenue, New Hanover County N
Jul 15th 2005 Holden Beach, Brunswick County N
Jul 28th 2004 Rodanthe, Dare County N
Jul 27th 2004 Carolina Beach, New Hanover County N
Jun 19th 2003 Masonboro Island, New Hanover County N
Aug 5th 2002 Topsail Beach, Pender County N
Jul 20th 2002 Emerald Isle, Carteret County N
Jul 4th 2002 Wrightsville Beach, New Hanover County N
Sep 15th 2001 North Topsail Beach, Onslow County N
Sep 3rd 2001 Avon, Hatteras Island, Outer Banks, Dare County N
Sep 3rd 2001 Avon, Hatteras Island, Outer Banks, Dare County Y
Oct 2nd 2000 Wrightsville Beach, New Hanover County N
Aug 21st 2000 Bouges Bank, Emerald Isle, Carteret County N
Aug 11th 2000 Emerald Isle, Carteret County Y
Jul 17th 2000 Oceanic Pier, Wrightsville Beach, New Hanover County N
Jul 16th 2000 Holden Beach, Brunswick County N
Jul 6th 2000 Pine Island, Corolla, Currituck County N
Aug 24th 1999 Fort Fisher, New Hanover County N
Feb 26th 1999 Frying Pan Shoals N
May 25th 1996 N
Sep 3rd 1995 Bald Head Island, Brunswick County N
Aug 25th 1995 Off Masonboro Island, New Hanover County N
Aug 22nd 1995 Wrightsville Beach, New Hanover County N
Aug 21st 1995 Cape Lookout Bight N
Aug 13th 1995 Emerald Isle, Carteret County N
May 25th 1995 Carolina Beach N
Aug 15th 1993 Pamlico Sound N
Jun 1st 1993 Hamstead, Pender County N
May 31st 1992 Wreck of the U-352 N
Oct 8th 1989 Between Wrightsville Beach & Carolina Beach, New Hanover County N
Sep 9th 1989 Salvo, Dare County Y
Jun 16th 1988 Ocracoke, Hyde County N
Aug 19th 1986 Masonboro Inlet, New Hanover County N
Dec 10th 1985 New Hanover County N
Aug 10th 1980 Ocean Isle, Brunswick County N
Emerald Isle Pier (near Morehead City), Carteret County N
Aug 26th 1976 Emerald Isle Pier (near Morehead City), Carteret County N
Sep 25th 1971 Emerald Isle, Carteret County N
Jul 15th 1957 Salter Path, Atlantic Beach, Carteret County Y
May 8th 1945 Ocracoke Inlet, Carteret County Y
Jun 30th 1940 Holden Beach, Brunswick County N
May 25th 2024 On one of the sounds near Wilmington N

Attacks by region

Attacks by location

  • New Smyrna Beach, Volusia County (195)
  • Ponce Inlet, Volusia County (48)
  • Daytona Beach, Volusia County (35)
  • Cocoa Beach, Brevard County (30)
  • Myrtle Beach, Horry County (22)
  • Melbourne Beach, Brevard County (21)
  • Isle of Palms, Charleston County (18)
  • Jacksonville Beach, Duval County (14)
  • Jensen Beach, Martin County (13)
  • Florida Keys (12)

Attacks by month

  • January (1)
  • February (1)
  • April (1)
  • May (4)
  • June (21)
  • July (34)
  • August (28)
  • September (14)
  • October (3)
  • November (1)
  • December (1)